Looking to take your family or group vacation to the next level this summer? Through a new partnership just announced, Mandarin Oriental has introduced an exclusive portfolio of private villas, mansions and homes that will make your getaways even more escape-worthy.
Working with StayOne, a company which, according to its website, lists the “top 1% of vacation homes” provided by a community of affluent homeowners, the Hong Kong-based hotel chain will offer stays in three countries. The first Mandarin Oriental Exclusive Homes collection includes properties in France, Spain and the UK, with eight hand-picked homes.
Whether you choose the 660-acre estate in the heart of the Cotswolds or the seaside villas in France, you’ll enjoy the same special benefits at each location. For starters, a dedicated concierge will be on hand 24/7, from your initial reservation through departure, to help with any pre-arrival requests, such as arranging local experiences and transportation. Upon arrival, you’ll find plush bathrobes and durable bamboo toothbrushes in each of the houses, and if you’re traveling with children, you can make requests for child-friendly necessities and experiences. A private in-house chef, approved by the culinary experts of the luxury hotel brand, will also be on hand to create dishes according to your preferences. And with daily cleaning, you won’t have to worry about doing the dishes. All homes will also undergo rigorous health and safety audits by both companies prior to your arrival to ensure hygiene awareness is a priority.
There is no limit to what you could feel. Those looking to visit Ibiza, for example, will have three properties to rent, including the private island of Tagomago, the Palms and Villa Lagarto. The star among the three is, of course, the 148-acre private island that has a single villa; you’ll have the island to yourself, and the villa houses 10 people and is surrounded by a variety of stellar hiking trails and a historic lighthouse. For couples seeking privacy, the Palms might be a better choice as it’s on the island’s quieter southwest coast.
In the south of France, you can stay at Villa Oxygen or La Maison vue de Saint Jean. The latter houses 12 people and the former can accommodate 10. For ocean views, La Maison is the first choice as it is on a hill overlooking the French Riviera, while Villa Oxygen in Saint Tropez is better suited to families thanks to its large swimming pool. and panoramic solarium. Meanwhile, Mallorca lovers can enjoy stays at the equally exceptional Villa Puesta del Sol and Ca’n Miquelet. For a better view of the Mediterranean, book the villa, which is just a few minutes from the port of Port d’Andatx.
Finally, you can live out your royal fantasies at the Cirencester Estate in the Cotswolds in the UK. The sprawling Georgian estate features a heated swimming pool, private lake, sauna and yoga deck. You’ll also find a tennis court and outdoor bar hidden in the grounds, and room for 20 people in 10 bedrooms. Be sure to bring the whole family, and more.
In a statement, Thomas Benner, who co-founded StayOne with Jorge Munoz in 2018, said: “Our members already offer the best luxury homes in the world, but our collaboration with Mandarin Oriental has created a unique offering in the villa market. luxury. .” The company currently offers over 3,500 properties in over 250 destinations. Mandarin Oriental invested in the business in 2020.
“We are thrilled to expand the Mandarin Oriental brand into new businesses and bring new experiences to our fans around the world,” James Riley, Group Chief Executive, Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group, said in a statement. “These hand-picked luxury homes fit naturally into our portfolio and their locations offer our guests the opportunity to combine a hotel visit with a villa stay and further explore the destination in a variety of ways. We look forward to working with StayOne to identify many more perfect homes to include in the collection.
Rates for the large Cotsworlds estate range from around $8,900 to $12,400 per night, while a stay at La Maison vue de Saint Jean on the French Riviera starts at $5,700 per night and the private island from Tagomago starts at $22,600 per night. Visit the Mandarin Oriental website for more details.